New format for Broncos' fall scrimmage

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Bronco Quarterback Joe Southwick sports a smile at the annual fall scrimmage at BSU.

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by Jay Tust and KTVB.COM

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Posted on August 19, 2013 at 2:52 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 19 at 2:57 PM

BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY -- Bronco football fall camp came to a conclusion Sunday with Coach Chris Petersen's annual fall scrimmage. The game typically pits the team's defensive and offensive lines against each other.

However, this year's game switched up the previous format, opening up with about a dozen practice periods, instead of immediate game play.

More than 7,000 members of Bronco Nation showed up for the evening's festivities. They watched the Broncos fine tuning their techniques, including several entertaining drills that included tackling practice and position swapping.

Here, free safety Darian Thompson (playing quarterback) tossed to strong safety Jeremy Ioane who played receiver in the end zone. Wide receiver Dallas Burroughs was observed having a tough time at cornerback.

However, upon conclusion of the drills, it is was down to business for BSU. Here, the Broncos began the fall scrimmage. However, new to the rule book this year, no cameras were allowed inside Bronco Stadium to capture the scrimmage portion.

Coach Chris Petersen said while both the offense and defense seemed to run strong plays during portions of the scrimmage, the effort as a whole lacked the type of consistency he was looking for.

"We got a lot of work to do," Petersen said. "It always comes down to details."

 A few other notes stemming from Sunday's scrimmage:

  • Tight end Holden Huff - who has had a nice camp, did not suit up.
  •  Linebacker Blake Renaud, on the other hand, did. However, Renaud shut it down early tending to what looked like a tender right shoulder.
  • Shane Williams-Rhodes also practiced this evening, but you'll notice he was sporting a sizeable cast over his hand, wrist and lower forearm area.
  • The injury outlook for cornerback Bryan Douglas seems to be positive. After missing the first scrimmage on Monday, he participated tonight in full pads.
  • Deon'tae Florance, who is listed as a cornerback on the roster, played safety for a short period of time

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